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Buildings and Climate Change

Summary for Decision-Makers

  • Author: UNEP
  • Publication date: January 2011
  • Page count: 60
  • Language(s) in this book: English
  • Sales number: 10.III.D.14

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The report, produced by UNEP's Sustainable Buildings and Climate Initiative (SBCI), a think tank and partnership between the United Nations and leading companies and organizations in the building sector, presents results from almost three years of research and collaboration with leading experts around the world. Buildings contribute to well over one third of global energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions, but also have a huge potential to achieve drastic emission reductions at virtually no cost. The report highlights the opportunity lying within buildings to deliver cuts in greenhouse gas emissions through proven policies, technologies and knowledge that already exist to deliver the cuts needed.